The multi-talented Dave Chappelle’s net worth is more than $42 million as he is a stand-up comedian, sketch comic, producer, writer and film actor. He began his career from Apollo theatre and later he started his film career in the year 1993 from the movie Robin Hood: Men in Tights. His whopping net worth is the result of his blockbuster movies, comedy shows, and brand endorsement. As of now, he is considered as one of the richest comedians in the world. In this post, we will discuss how much his net worth is in the year 2018 and how he earned multi-million dollars, read on.
He was born in 1973, to William Dave Chappelle. But he was in his tender age of five when his parents got divorced. His father moved to Ohio while he was raised by his mother who was a professor in a university. He was the youngest of the three and he spent his childhood days with his two older siblings. He completed his studies in theatre arts and moved to New York City in the early 80s as he wanted to pursue his career in the field of comedy.
The sitcom “The Cosby Show” inspired him too much and he had decided to become a comedian as he used to practice stand-up comedy from his college days. When he came to New York City, he got many opportunities to take shape of his career. In the year 1993, he got the role in the film Robin Hood: Men in Tights that got huge success. In 1994, he featured in the HBO comedy special and he became the youngest comedian to work in the HBO comic special. His film appearances gave him major breakthrough including “The Nutty Professor”, “Half Baked”, and “Con Air”. In 2003, comedy central give him big break by signing a contract for his own show named “Chappelle’s Show”. His show was a huge hit show and he was nominated for Emmy Award for this show. Although, his show was the controversial show due to racial comment and musical guest it was widely famous in the USA.
Dave Chappelle got hitched with his longtime girlfriend Elaine Mendoza Erfe in 2001. The couple is blessed with three children Sonal, Sulayman and Ibrahim. The couple is happily married and there is no rumors speculation about his extramarital affairs. He is living with his family in an extravagant home situated near Yellow Springs, Ohio. His house sits in 65- acre land. He has also many other houses in Ohio. He turned himself to Islam but he doesn’t like to speak up about his religion,
Dave Chappelle’s net worth is valued humongous $42 million in the year 2018. He turned down the deal of $5o million by comedy central at one point in his life. He also signed a deal of $60 million for three stand-up comedy special by Netflix in 2016. His comedy special tour with another comedian like Chris Rock was not only excited his fans but also made a hefty amount of money.
Dave Chappelle’s net worth and his life story is a real inspiration for many of his fans, especially for teenagers. His net worth will be increased in a couple of years.